Losing It! 06 04 10

I have a major announcement. Seriously, it’s HUGE!

There was a 1 in front this morning. A 1!!!!

There has been a 2 in front for at least eight years. Today, there was a 1.

This is a MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR milestone in my Losing It! journey. So major it almost brings tears to my eyes. I couldn’t believe it! There was a 1 in front!

What’s interesting is that people who know me personally will probably be shocked to know I weighed over 200 pounds for the last eight years. They would say, “You’re kidding right!? No way you weighed 200 pounds.” But friends, I did. I weighed over 200 pounds for a VERY LONG TIME.

Don’t feel bad if you’re flabbergasted. I even fooled most nurses. I always had to shake my head and tell them to shift it that one more 50 lb weight on the scale. Even when they were looking at my chart of my previous weight, they were surprised. Apparently, I hid it well. I have a doctor’s appointment next week. I’m almost giddy with excitement that we won’t have to shift it that extra 50 lb weight (granted of course that their scale is anywhere close to mine).

This major milestone has given me even more resolve to “just keep swimming” as Dory would say. I AM NOT DONE YET! In fact, I’ve got a long way to go. However, seeing that 1 in front this morning made it worth it. Seriously worth it. Next goal – seeing a 18 in front. That will be an amazing feeling.

Are you Losing It? Are you working hard to eat better, get more exercise, and just be healthier? We would love to have you link up with us every Friday. We’re just a group of gals doing our best to Lose It!

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35 thoughts on “Losing It! 06 04 10

    • Thanks girl! I feel so much better when I exercise. I’ve been told it forever, but have never experienced it until now.

  1. That is so fantastic! I am so proud of you. Keep going! I can’t wait to see you. You must be feeling great too. Let’s get together in July.

  2. you are number 1 !!!! thank you SO much for letting the world into your journey! it is making a big impact!

    • It’s actually my mom – who has officially changed her name to Grandma! Seriously, I think it’s on documents. LOL!

  3. How great! I can’t wait to see that 1 also. 🙂 (My weight is like yours was- very surprising for people). You are definitely an inspiration, and are helping me stay motivated. Keep up the great work.

  4. Congratulations on hitting a major milestone! I’m very happy and excited for you. Keep up the good work!

    I’ve linked up so you’ll see my week wasn’t as good, yet you’ve inspired me to do better this week. Thank you.

  5. I so freakin’ proud of you! How awesome! And yes, you hid the “2” very well. I’m super embarrassed to write how much I weigh. I’m hoping to get to the next lower group of ten pounds, if that made sense. I’m not so much embarrassed for you guys to read it as I am for my family to read how much I weigh! So, here’s to making it down another ten for all of us!

  6. OH! I meant to tell you that I tried to copy and save your “losing it” badge to put into my post and it’s not working for me. Is there a code I can grab? It’s saving the picture but there’s no picture. Just a white box. Seems like no one else had an issue with it.

  7. I’ve always been the same way–I can fool a nurse to the dickens. They usually guess 30 lbs less than what I weigh. I guess that’s a good thing!!

    I miss seeing that 1. And since I’m preggo, it’s not the time…but I am going to try to keep my weight gain low with this one.

    Mostly, CONGRATULATIONS! You’re doing awesome!

    • Thanks! When I was pregnant and already in the 2s, I didn’t gain much. Just enough for her. It all seemed to just shift.

  8. Kathy!

    This is such great news. Very inspiring to me to get my self in gear and lose some pounds tat I’ve been wanting to rid myself of for a while. So very proud of you. Keep it going!

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  11. Just had to share with you MY major announcement. Fridays are my weigh-in day and today, for the first time in over 2 years, there was a 2 in front of it. Yes, I have been over the 300 mark for some time, but today there was a 2. Bringing my loss to 17lbs since May 2010.
    Knew you would appreciate / could relate.
    Keep going!

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